Time Device


A stormy sunset gathered dust

Took some shines of the pink sky;

It’s as if that the rewards could be high

He looked further ahead than anyone else.


Wafts of burning hung in the air; it was post summer,

The evening scored to a slow and sifting rhythm

In search of the mysterious golden light,

It was no different than mirrors of yours and mine.


Skin tight jeans giggled outside on the pavement

The biggest smile still clung to the armchair;

At times pushed back and forth for comfort,

Disputes settled and washed through expert manipulation.


He knew he was the ordinary human still maintaining

Relations with the neglected part of the rollicking past;

In his hallucination, the life was like dreamlike prose,

That cannot endure the numbing sameness and boredom.


True, the world certainly would not end in fire or ice

He felt that justice was mutilated by the multitudes;

Along the way the moonlight passed through the clichés

He looked back to become the contrived time device.


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About gopallahiri

Gopal Lahiri, a bilingual poet from India, has been writing poetry for more than twenty years. He has had five poetry collections in Bengali (mother tongue) and five collections in English. His poems appeared in print and electronic publications worldwide. He is a regular contributor of poems in several poetry web sites and magazines.

3 thoughts on “Time Device

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Whilst the title as well as the first two stanzas might appear to locate the narrative in a science-fiction trope ,curiously reminiscent for this reader of scenes from the current Tom Cruise film , ” Oblivion ” , ” Time Device ” , is itself a sheer pleasure and delight to read.

  2. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for April 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . ** Poem of the Month ** :As Your Beauty Unfolded – Jan Christian Sorensen…..** Highly Commended ** (Tabulated in alphabetical order)..*Black Forest – Madhumita Ghosh…..*Breezing Thoughts – Reena Prasad…..*Dear Enemy – Maqsood Qureshi…..*Delusion – Sangeeta Sharma…..*Dreamtime – Sunil Sharma…..*First Rain in Vienna – Sarita Jenamani…..*Life Under The Moon – Ramesh Anand…..*Nothing Remains To Be Done – Sangeeta Suneja…..*Restless Mind – Jan Phillips…..*(The)Swallow’s Tale – Mary Annie…..*Time Device – Gopal Lahiri…..*You Were a Moment – Fathima Manal…..

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